to page content
to site navigation
The Resource Center has all the info you'll need From content to user feedback, the resource center has the information you need for every level of the entrepreneurial process.
Developing niche markets can be a successful marketing technique as it can save resources, time, and money.
This article reviews the advantages and disadvantages of an external sales method and helps entrepreneurs evaluate the most common types of external sales methods--licensing, existing distribution channels, and sales or manufacturer's representatives.
This article reviews the advantages and disadvantages of an internal sales method and helps entrepreneurs evaluate the most common types of internal sales methods--solo approach, direct sales force, and internet.
Developing effective marketing strategies can be the difference in the success of roughly equal products and services.
Every business has an image, whether it is created intentionally or not. This article discusses ways to establish a brand to promote your business image.
Businesses should strive to project their image in all components of their marketing strategy, including advertisements, printed media, customer services, location, and more.
When developing and marketing products and services, it is critical to clearly understand and communicate the offering's features and benefits.
Judy Estrin is CEO of JLABS, LLC, formerly known as Packet Design Management Company, LLC. She is the author of Closing the Innovation Gap, published in September, 2008. Prior to co-founding Packet Design, in May 2000,
Estrin was chief technology officer for Cisco Systems. Beginning in 1981 Estrin co-founded three other successful technology companies: Bridge Communications, Network Computing Devices, and Precept Software. In 1998 Cisco Systems acquired
Precept, and she became Cisco's chief technology officer until April 2000. Estrin has been named three times to Fortune Magazine's list of the 50 most powerful women in American business. She sits on the boards of directors of The Walt
Disney Company and FedEx Corporation as well as two private company boards - Packet Design, Inc. and Arch Rock. She also sits on the advisory councils of Stanford's School of Engineering and Stanford's Bio-X initiative. She holds a B.S.
degree in math and computer science from UCLA, and an M.S. in electrical engineering from Stanford University.
Understanding reimbursement issues for new medical devices and therapeutics is an important part of bringing a product to market. Read more for tips from entrepreneurs who have been through this process.
Want to get connected? Sign up to receive regular news, polls and updates from The Kauffman Foundation.